After nearly two weeks of galas and red carpets, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival comes to an end today with the presentation of this year’s awards, topped by the prestigious honoring of the Palme d’Or. This year’s competition slate included 21 movies from such world-renowned directors as Nicolas Winding Refn, Xavier Dolan, Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Verhoeven and the Dardenne Brothers, but it’s two films from female filmmakers that seem like the safest bets for the Palme d’Or: Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” and Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann.” But Cannes loves its surprises, so nothing is a sure thing at this point.
Remember, the festival only awards a movie with one trophy, which makes the awards presentation itself quite an experience. If a film walks away with the Best Screenplay prize, for instance, we know its chances at a Palme d’Or victory have been crushed. By the time the Palme is ready to be announced, they’ll only be a select group of films left.
The Cannes Film Festival livestream can be found below. The awards ceremony begins at 1:15pm ET.